Archive for November, 2009

09-11-21 Bando Wedding in KHH

Posted: November 22, 2009 in Food and drink, Taiwan

This was my second Bando wedding, and again, there were no stripper pole dance…

I havn’t had an entry for a while… So many photos… but this I had to write an entry about it, because, this is a little bit different from my usual food stuff… or toys… hehehe~

This was also my first time riding the Taiwan High Speed Rail… Kinda exciting, but I fell asleep about 5 minutes into the ride… and woke up for like 20 seconds in TCH, then next thing I know, I’m in KHH already…IMG_1424 IMG_1426

My first meal in KHH, curry with chicken and mushrooms, and it was spicy~~  It was not bad lah, but this is not today’s major event…
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This was taken in the Han-Lai Hotel, to the left is KHH’s Central Park, cloudy day combine with shitty iPhone camera… and then we’re off to the groom’s house~
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The banquet was held in the alley where Jerry’s parents live, it was blocked off and the preparation had already begun. It’s kinda like a block party eh? just with fancier decorations… hehehe~
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Colorful ain’t it? and the tent at the end of the rainbow tunnel is where the kitch was set up. Yummy food to come!
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OK, I didn’t really expect too much of the food, being a city person and all… but… it was SO GOOD!!

The shark fin chicken soup had big ass shark fins in it, and fish was a deep sea fish, not sure about the name though, but it was big and meaty!! It died for a good cause… hahaha~
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More shark fin with bamboo shoots and enoki mushrooms, and the grilled shrimp/lobster thing was all so fresh~~~ I think it’s called Mantis Shrimp in English… and it was YUM! Oh, the pitchers of juice were freshly made on the side, we had watermelon, cantaloupe, avocado, and something else I can’t remember… you don’t even get this at 5 star hotels!!!
I need Ginko!!!!!
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The oil rice is one of the best I’ve every had, it had tiny shrimps in it, and the salted egg yolks were actually soft and moist, not hard and dry like the one I had before, the crabs were also very fresh, sweet~~ The fruit plate, yes, it came in the middle of the dinner, all were very very sweet! Scallops were nice and juicy, even the green veggie were very good~ 鼎泰豐 can suck it!
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The soup is herbal tiny abalone, with abalone, ribs, oyster mushrooms, and pig stomach~ I really don’t know how to describe it other than, YUM!!! Lamb chops was so tender, it fell of the bone when I picked it up~ The last dish, I didn’t try it, cuz I was tooooo full!!! But I hear it’s very good too, fried calamari pancake and meat balls~
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As for the dessert, on the menu it’s suppose to be the traditional fried glutinous rice balls, but we got ice cream bars instead~ Not sure why though~

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In the end, I went home with a happy stomach, however, there was one disappointment…
10 minutes before the banquet started, Angela’s dad told me there’s a food stall around the corner that sells Uni Shrimp Wontons!!!!! I want to try lah~~~~~~~~~~~
So, I will definitly come back for it!!! So until next time… Tschüss!!

09-10-03 Miramar Air Show

Posted: November 20, 2009 in Entertainment, Travel

Not much to say about the air show really… other than… it was AWESOME~

I’m not really an airplane fanatic, but, I think when most people see the Blue Angels in action, they would also woooo and ahhhh over their incredible aerobatic flying skills~

I was lucky that I just happen to be in SD on that weekend~ Kevin and Angel also came down from LA, and we all went together and we all got a tan~ hahaha~ The transportation of choice was between the Mini Cooper S Clubman and the Nissan Cube… Kevin’s X5 is just not economical nor environmental friendly, hahaha~ So anyway, Kevin never been in a Cube before, so we took the Cube~
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Cars lined up on Miramar Road, which is the only way to get to the air show, which is held at the Miramar Marine Corps base, used to be the home of Top Gun~ and as you can see, only the two middle lanes were backed up, the two outer lanes were all speed ahead… Because you have to make a left to turn into the base, and being Americans, everyone lined up and waited… If this was in Taiwan… I’m sure All 4 lanes will be blocked and cars trying to cut into the left turn lanes right before they have to turn… Sometimes… I miss the law abiding ways people drive in the States…
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A little board that tells you what’s ahead in the afternoon’s evens~
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We actually parked the car in front of Andy’s store, and walked about 30-40 minutes into the base, so we don’t have to wait in the car~ It’s always nice weather in southern California~~ Hmm… I miss the weather too….
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Other than airplanes flying around doing aerobatics, there were also static displays of jet fighters, bombers, big airplanes, little airplanes, tankers, and even R/C airplanes~
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Right smack in the middle is the grand stand, which you have to pay to get in, forgot about how much the tickets were… and right next to the grand stand, on both sides, were the corporate sponsor’s tents, and if you are lucky enough to work for one of those companies, you can get into that area for the show~ As for us, we went to the area where the commoners can set up their lawn chairs and umbrellas to enjoy the show for free~  Which were pretty much at the end of the runway on both sides~
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Thanks to Andy’s new Sony HX1 camera, I was able to zoom in very close to all the planes and stuff~ The F-18’s were parked at least 4-5000 ft away from where I was standing~
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Here are some of the pictures I took, for the mother load, please view the full album via the link at the bottom~~
It was a fun day~
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